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Peppermint bark makes a great gift for office workers, service people in your lives and teachers. It is so easy to make, but the final product looks so impressive, people will think you slaved for hours! I'm planning to make peppermint bark for my co-workers and hubby's co-workers and put in cute little containers. Little man is even going to get in on the action by helping to crush the candy. We like to save the leftover peppermint dust and sprinkle on top of ice cream or hot chocolate. Yummie!

Here's the super easy recipe:

INGREDIENTS
1 (12 ounce) package NESTLE® TOLL HOUSE® Premier White Morsels (or you can use dark chocolate or both and layer like the picture at right)
24 hard peppermint candies

LINE baking sheet with waxed paper.
MICROWAVE morsels in medium, microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM-HIGH (70 percent) power for 1 minute; stir. Microwave at additional 10- to 20-second intervals, stirring until smooth.
PLACE peppermint candies in heavy-duty plastic bag. Crush candies using rolling pin or other heavy object. While holding strainer over melted morsels, pour crushed candy into strainer. Shake to release all small candy pieces; reserve larger candy pieces. Stir morsel-peppermint mixture.
SPREAD mixture to desired thickness on prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle with reserved candy pieces; press in lightly. Let stand for about 1 hour or until firm. Break into pieces. Store in airtight container at room temperature.

Comments

  1. wow, I didn't know it was so easy to make! thanks for the info.

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  2. I make peppermint bark every year too and it's always a hit...My kids love to crush up the candy canes.

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  3. Yumm! I can't wait to try this. Thanks for posting the recipe! I always just buy it from Williams Sonoma every year, but it's so expensive! I'm going to attempt to make it this year. Probably save a ton of $$

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  4. it looks SO good! i've never made it, but like Brown Eyed Girl, i always want to buy it at Williams-Sonoma. can you fix some for me and bring it right over?

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  5. yum!! I love all things peppermint!

    ps Hope you enjoy your package!

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  6. Ummm yes I will be trying that!!!

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  7. I love love love peppermint bark but never thought to make my own!!

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  8. I'm reading...:)

    Thanks for checking on me!

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  9. I love peppermint bark - I make it or buy it every season!!

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  10. what a great idea for small gifts - like for people at church!! I love peppermint bark - it is so delish! thanks for sharing!

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  11. i wait all year for it to be peppermint bark time again!!!!

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